First and last warning.
If you don't like the posts, ignore them. But we're not having every thread go off topic again because of one poster.
This has happened previously, not going to let the forum descend into chaos this time around.
The club. When they feel it is necessary.
This comes up every season and the answer is the same, the club don't highlight injuries and are vague on return dates so that other clubs can't target said player in a specific way.
If we could find a host for most/all of the games it might be a possibility, but we tried for a long time in the last season and we didn't manage to get anywhere with it.
There are some other reasons along with the a I've, but that was the main one.
Why is it strange?
Maybe the club are keeping his signing until the end of the summer to be a final announcement before the games start?
I could be wrong, but isn't he the most successful captain we've had, or thereabouts?